Don’t miss these community meetings about Scout

BLYTHEWOOD – Three upcoming meetings are ‘don’t miss’ for Blythewood residents wanting to know more about what’s happening next with Scout.

Meetings Sept. 17 and 18

Join Scout Motors on Sept. 17 and 18 at Doko Manor in Blythewood to see a 3D model of Scout’s manufacturing site and learn more about the company’s plans for the future. Experts will be on hand to answer questions about the project.

See information below for these meetings. Sign up for a time slot, each of which will be limited to 35 people. To register for a time slot, go to

Meeting Sept. 19

Richland County and several state agencies will host a drop-in style public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19 to provide information and answer questions about Scout Motors’ development in the County and proposed road upgrades related to the project.

The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tues., Sept. 19, at Doko Manor, 100 Alvina Hagood Circle in Blythewood.

There will be no formal presentation at the meeting. Community members are encouraged to attend and visit stations set up around the room at Doko Manor. Attendees can also provide written comments that will be shared with the participating regulatory agencies. Those who cannot at Traffic Group, Inc., said the S.C. Department of Transportation doesn’t typically approve road improvements based on anticipated traffic counts.

Suggested improvements at the intersection of Main Street (Hwy 21) and Langford Road include right turns only (from Langford onto Main Street) and street markings for a right turn lane from Main Street onto Langford Road as well as traffic signal adjustments at that intersection.

Anderson noted that an existing traffic study proposes a traffic signal at Langford and Allen Crest Roads (entrance road to Blythewood Farms) when eventually warranted by the level of traffic.

A right turn lane is also proposed for southbound Sandfield Road onto Langford Road, according to planning commission documents.

The indication, however, is that even with the signal adjustments at the Main Street and Langford Road intersection and the right turn lane improvements onto Langford Road from Sandfield Road, the level of traffic on Langford Road would not improve.

Gordge, who initially criticized the traffic congestion in the Langford Road/Main Street areas, ultimately voted to approve the site plan as presented. He was joined in approval of the plan by Commissioners Ed Kesser and Ken Coleman.

Commissioners Jamaal Mosely and Bill Tomes did not attend the meeting.

Contact us: (803) 767-5711 | P.O. Box 675, Blythewood, SC 29016 | [email protected]